Hey look! It’s another “on his jazzmaster” video from Fender. This time it’s Jim Root on his Signature Jazzmaster.
Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen talk about his new signature Jazzmaster in the Fender video below.
Fender has published a web article detailing the history of the Fender Jag-Stang. (by Jeff Owens)
Check it out here: GUITARCHIVE: THE JAG-STANG (fender.com)
(Update! – Model retired as of 2015)
Fender Custom Shop has added the 1964 Closet Classic Jazzmaster to the Time Machine Series. Some of the features of this model include:
- Closet Classic Sonic Blue finish with a matching headstock
- vintage-spec pickups
- 7.25″-radius hand-selected rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
- white amp knobs
- “L Series” neck plate
Fender is expanding it’s line of American Special guitars (introduced in 2010) with the addition of Mustang and the Jazzmaster models. Both look to be available in black and 3-color sunburst and be offered at the $899.99 price point. (1249.99 msrp)
The jazzmaster comes in fairly typical setup with 2 jazzmaster special humbuckers. The mustang is being offered with a HH setup using dual “atomic” humbuckers and the lower pickup switch. Images and links to the Fender pages follow below.
The Starcaster and Coronado are a couple Fender models that have found a lot of demand over the years. Especially since they haven’t been in production since the early 80s (starcaster) and 70s (coronado). Ebay auctions of good condition originals have brought crazy amounts of money in some cases.
Fender is bringing both of them back. Check out the info below available via Fender for more details.
Fender Guitar Page : http://www.fender.com/guitars/other/starcaster-guitar/0243102506.html
(2015 Update! – Fender lists these models as retired.)
There are some new additions to the Fender Custom Shop line of Jaguars and Jazzmasters.
LIMITED LA CABRONITA “GATO GORDO” JAGUAR
Sleek and powerful, the Limited La Cabronita “Gato Gordo” Jaguar takes Fender’s classic cat and revamps it for the modern pro player with a forceful TV Jones® Power’Tron pickup and standard Fender 25.5″ scale length (versus the traditional 24″ Jaguar scale length).
LIMITED CUSTOM DELUXE JAZZMASTER
A guitar that must be seen—and heard—to be believed. The Limited Custom Deluxe Jazzmaster® recasts the classic Fender model in a beautiful select okoume body with a flame maple top and Honey Blonde finish, accentuated by a gold anodized aluminum pickguard and gold hardware. Definitely not your typical Jazzmaster.
LIMITED JAZZMASTER PRO
New for 2013, the Jazzmaster Pro is a sleek addition to our Pro Collection. Designed for players attracted to the classic Jazzmaster body style who seek more modern features, it features a lightweight ash body, single custom-voiced humbucking bridge pickup and two-point synchronized tremolo bridge machined from 1018 cold-rolled steel.
There are a few interesting new guitars recently announced by Fender.
One is the Pawn Shop Super-Sonic featuring the offset “reverse” body and upside-down headstock.
And for the bass players – a Pawn Shop Mustang Bass with short scale neck and single humbucking pickup.
Fender’s videos embedded below.